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GERRIT VAN ASSEN 92

Gerrit van Assen † r.i.p.
former detective still sharp at high age

this was an unforgettable meeting with the man who has served the p...
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Gerrit van Assen † r.i.p.
former detective still sharp at high age

this was an unforgettable meeting with the man who has served the police for a lifetime as an detective recherche. He told me many stories during the shoot about his life and showed me old news papers with photos and stories about his life with the police which were really impressive.
He is also honoured for his bravery being part of the resistance during world war ll.
After one and a half hour i asked him to sit by the window because i did the shoot with an old 6x6 Rollei SL66 without bulb or flashlight. The shoot lasted about 20 minutes. The photo was made for a book with 50 people from my hometown Amersfoort. 50 portraits i shot with old medium format camera's on black and white T max 400 film.I still like the dept of filed you can get with this mf cameras.
Mr. van Assen was very proud to be part of it and on top of it his portrait was showed on the central station, a large 1.5 m print. two years later he died with this portrait (the family asked ) on the coffin during the ceremony i was honoured and will never forget this true character. Its like he is overthinking his whole life with his sharp look, there was a real connection which i strife for but you can never force it and there is really a learning curve about slow photography with an old camera with only 12 frames on a roll of film.
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